DUNEU = 1C + 1/2W
Term = 18 months.
Trust = $10.00. $130,000,000, or $149,500,000 if the underwriters’ over-allotment option is exercised in full ($10.00 per unit), will be deposited into US account with Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company as trustee.
1W + $11.50. Call $18.
Focus: Tech, SAAS
CANTOR & NEEDHAM
NEW YORK, Dec. 17, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dune Acquisition Corporation (the “Company”) announced today the pricing of its upsized initial public offering of 15,000,000 units at a price of $10.00 per unit. The units will be listed on The Nasdaq Capital Market (the “Nasdaq”) and trade under the ticker symbol “DUNEU” beginning on December 18, 2020. Each unit consists of one share of Class A common stock and one-half of one redeemable warrant, with each warrant whole exercisable to purchase one share of Class A common stock at a price of $11.50 per share. After the securities comprising the units begin separate trading, the shares of Class A common stock and warrants are expected to be listed on Nasdaq under the symbols “DUNE” and “DUNEW,” respectively. The offering is expected to close on December 22, 2020.
Dune Acquisition Corporation was founded by its Chief Executive Officer, Carter Glatt. While the Company may pursue an initial business combination target in any industry or geographic region, the Company intends to focus its search for an initial business combination on companies within the technology sector, particularly companies pursuing a Software as a Service, or SaaS, model.
Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. is acting as sole book-runner and Needham & Company as co-manager of the offering. The Company has granted the underwriters a 45-day option to purchase up to an additional 2,250,000 units at the initial public offering price to cover over-allotments, if any.
A registration statement relating to these securities was declared effective by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on December 17, 2020. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.
Our management team is led by Carter Glatt, as our Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Glatt most recently from 2018 to 2020 served as the Head of Corporate Development and Senior Vice President of GTY Technology Holdings Inc., or GTY (Nasdaq: GTYH), a SaaS company that offers a cloud-based suite of solutions for the public sector which was formerly a SPAC founded by the former chairmen of EMC Corporation, VMware, Inc. and Accenture PLC. In such role, Mr. Glatt oversaw or was directly involved in all M&A, joint venture, capital raising, investor relations and strategic alternatives efforts for GTY. Since 2020, Mr. Glatt has served as Chief Investment Officer and Managing Partner of delta2 Capital, a SPAC-focused investment fund. Mr. Glatt’s SPAC expertise and operational leadership is complemented by his background in investment banking. He began his career at Barclays (NYSE: BCS) covering the financial technology, consumer retail and healthcare industries before becoming a private equity investor.
Michael Castaldy will serve as Chief Financial Officer of Dune. He has over 25 years of experience as a portfolio manager and currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner of delta2 Capital, where he has held such roles since 2020. Prior to managing delta2 Capital, Mr. Castaldy co-founded Diverse Partners, LP in 2014, a multi-strategy hedge fund that engages in a broad array of investment activities, including SPAC investing, private transactions and quantitative volatility trading. Through Diverse Partners, LP, Mr. Castaldy structured numerous SPAC IPOs and business combinations as well as led venture rounds for SaaS and health technology companies until 2019. Prior to co-founding Diverse Partners, LP, Mr. Castaldy was a proprietary trader at ECHOtrade, LLC for six years, trading U.S. equities and options. Prior to his time at ECHOtrade, LLC, Mr. Castaldy was the Senior Market Strategist at CAM Asset Management, LLC for five years. From 2019 to 2020, Mr. Castaldy also served as the Chief Financial Officer of Curant, a software startup that has built a mobile platform to enhance service, payment, and promotions across various sectors.